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Metro Atlanta GAMFT is the professional resource for MFT Students, Pre-Licensed Clinicians, and Fully Licensed Clinicians spanning six counties in the Greater Atlanta area. We provide MFTs and Allied Professional Colleagues the opportunity to build relationships, network, collaborate, and fulfill the State of Georgia's continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. 

Meet the Team

Courtney Geter

Chair

Courtney is a certified sex therapist with a full-time private practice in Atlanta. She has been a Clinical Fellow with AAMFT and GAMFT since April 2014. Courtney is also an active member of the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) , assisting with the awards committee for the 2018 conference. In the past, Courtney has volunteered with the National Sex Ed Conference, Atlanta Poly, and 50 Cents. Period’s Women’s Circle. In her spare time, Courtney can be found working on her patio garden, playing with her rescue cats, or grabbing brunch around town. Read More >

Dan Upshaw

Interim Treasurer

The root of Dan’s heart for counseling is to help individuals, relationships, and families grow and heal. Dan has a strong passion for relationships and community and believes that these are vitally important to living a healthy life, psychologically, physiologically and spiritually. He believes in helping clients achieve integrated lives, which often include working toward a healthy family, close and strong relationships, and a healthy internal life.

 

Dan currently serves Atlanta as a Senior Licensed Mental Health Clinician on the Inpatient Psychiatry unit of Grady Memorial Hospital working with marginalized patients who live with severe or persistent mental illness. As well, Dan is the founder of Atlanta Family Therapy, a private practice at which he provides counseling for a wide range of clients with a variety of needs including emotion and mood regulation, identity struggles, relationship distress and conflict, communication difficulty, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, marital and pre-marital counseling, family issues, parenting issues, boundary setting, sexual issues, life integration and congruence, and life-stage transition. Read More >

Stephanie Yates-Anyabwile

Student Liaison

Stephanie is a graduate student at Northcentral University, and currently, provides therapy as an intern at the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. She received her Bachelors from Emory in 2014, majoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Sociology.  She was the recipient of the 2012 Delores P. Aldridge award for Excellence in Leadership and Service to a Diverse Community by the Emory Office of Multicultural Programs. She has a background in theater, dance, and music. Stephanie looks forward to incorporating her arts background into couples and family therapy.

Kylie Gerks

Communications Director

Kylie is passionate about the field of marriage and family therapy because she believes that the various relationships we’re a part of are a key component of our emotional and mental health. As a systemic thinker, she finds that by examining the roles we all play in the various systems we’re involved in, we can learn more about ourselves and what makes us unique. She believes in the importance of validating clients’ experiences and enjoys helping them discover their inner strengths in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

 

Kylie’s clinical background includes providing individual, couples, and family therapy at The Brief Therapy Institute in Davie, Florida. She has also previously served as a Behavioral Health Counselor at Broward Outreach Center, a comprehensive residential program aimed at overcoming homelessness and substance abuse, as well as a Bereavement Clinician at Camp Erin, a youth camp for bereaved children aged 5 to 18. Kylie now sees clients in private practice at Midtown Psychotherapy Associates, where she specializes in couples counseling and relationship coaching. Read More>

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